May 31, 2021

Falcon 9 completes its 100th successful flight in a row [Updated] | Ars Technica



Update, 3:30 pm EDT: Under bright blue skies, the Falcon 9 rocket took off from Florida on Wednesday afternoon and promptly delivered its Starlink payload into orbit. This booster has truly become the workhorse of the global launch industry:

After learning to crawl, walk and run, the Falcon 9 is now sprinting. Today:

• 100th consecutive, successful launch of a Falcon 9

• 16th launch of 2021, a cadence of one rocket every nine days

• 6th launch during the last 33 days, once every five days

— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) May 26, 2021

Original post, 1:31 pm EDT: SpaceX will attempt to launch another batch of 60 Starlink satellites today at 2:59 pm ET (18:59 UTC) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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